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Four Facts Against Evolution


There are only two possibilities for origins: creation or evolution. When discussing these possibilities, it is claimed that creation is religious and not scientific; while evolution is scientific and not religious. Both claims are false! The truth is that creation is BOTH religious and scientific; while evolution is merely religious, but not scientific. I say this because evolution is by no means a scientific fact – it is merely a “belief.” In this article, I want to look at four simple facts against evolution. Note: by “evolution,” I refer to “macro-evolution” – specifically, the idea that all living things arose from a common single-celled life-form.

First, there is the law of biogenesis, i.e. only life can produce life. The process of evolution demands something called “spontaneous generation” – i.e. the idea that non-living matter gave rise to living matter. At some point in the past, there was no life; then suddenly, there was life. Not only does this sound preposterous on its face, but it was actually disproved by Louis Pasteur, via his Swan-Neck flask experiment. In layman’s terms, maggots do not simply generate from rotten meat. Pasteur’s experiment can be repeatedly reproduced, and is an accepted FACT of science! The Bible concurs with this fact, by revealing that God (a living being) created life (Ac.17:24-26).

Second, there is the law of heredity, i.e. like can only beget like. Genetically speaking, everything reproduces “after its kind” – which is exactly what the Bible teaches (Gn.1:11-12,21,24-25). Under this umbrella, there is, of course, “genetic variation” – resulting in different breeds of dogs, cats, birds, and even races of men. But the bottom line is that dogs always beget dogs; birds always beget birds; and humans always beget humans. How shocking! By contrast, evolution demands that like begets UNLIKE – i.e. somewhere along the line, fish become reptiles; reptiles become birds; and “apes” become men. It does not take a Solomon to see that from both a scientific and Biblical perspective, this concept of evolution is genetically impossible! 

Third, there is the first law of thermodynamics, i.e. existing matter can only be rearranged. Science tells us that no matter/energy is being created or destroyed. It merely “changes forms.” To illustrate, consider that when wood is burnt, the reaction produces light, heat, steam, and ash. However, when you “quantify” the light, heat, steam, and ash, it equals the quantity of the wood. Nothing was destroyed; only the form of the matter/energy was changed. This scientific fact is in perfect harmony with the Bible, which teaches that creation is “finished” (cf. Gn.2:1-3). This scientific fact also postulates one of two possibilities: either matter is eternal; or matter was created. And that brings me to my fourth point… 

Fourth, there is the second law of thermodynamics, i.e. EVERYTHING will eventually perish. Despite what appears to be temporary exceptions (e.g. the development of a child into an adult), everything eventually decays! Signs of universal decay are everywhere: Things wear out, our bodies age and die, planetary orbits decay, stars burn out, etc. By contrast, evolution demands a creation which is constantly developing and improving. This flies in the face of all that we know of the world around us! Creation is not developing; it’s degenerating! Once again, the Bible harmonizes with this scientific fact: “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not fail” (Hb.1:10-12). And, an “ending” to creation necessarily implies a “beginning” – matter is NOT eternal!

The bottom line is that evolution simply “has no leg to stand on.” It contradicts the teaching of the Bible (1Cor.4:6). It contradicts the above facts of science (1Tm.6:20). If offers man NO purpose, standard, or hope for man (Ec.12:13). Therefore, it is an utterly “bankrupt” philosophy! (cf. Col.2:8-10). Do not be deceived by all of the propaganda and ridicule that is hurled at those of us who are believers. Such is designed to dispirit us, and shut us up. But as you can see, we have nothing to be afraid or ashamed of!

--Lanny Smith